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Inmates housed at the Roanoke City Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time since the pandemic began. Four inmates who began showing symptoms more than two weeks ago, and were quarantined at that time, tested positive. They remain in quarantine.
Students will report to campus housing Aug. 15, Aug. 29 and Sept. 5, depending on year in school and other factors, to better detect and manage the virus.
Botetourt County Commonwealth’s Attorney John Alexander said he won’t file charges in connection with a police shooting that killed a Florida man in March.
Roanoke College said it will investigate allegations that its former front-line anti-discrimination officer responded to student complaints about sexual misconduct with insensitivity, sexism and victim-blaming.
Prosecutors obtained a guilty plea from a defendant in a gang prosecution case involving two Roanoke slayings. Trayvone Raycron Kasey, 21, now faces spending the rest of his life in prison.
Freedom First Federal Credit Union has purchased real estate in downtown Roanoke on which it plans to someday build a new headquarters.
The host, Virginia Career Works - Blue Ridge, said Tuesday it has lined up 11 employers and expects additional registrations.
The Virginia Breeze suspended its Blacksburg route in April, but the buses were running again as of Friday.